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TitleA user centered design methodology for functional and smart garments
Author(s)Montagna, Gianni
Carvalho, Helder
Catarino, André P.
Silva, Fernando Moreira da
KeywordsDesign methodology
Functional garment design
Rehabilitation
Swimming
Smart clothes
Issue dateOct-2011
PublisherUniversidade Técnica de Lisboa. Faculdade de Arquitetura
Abstract(s)Bioswim® is a multidisciplinary project that is developing a wireless full-body monitored swimsuit with the aim of increasing swimmer performance. The different points of view of the multiple working groups brought to the project a different vision that expanded the primary aim of the project to a universal level where the application of the instrumented suit for other objectives could be a real fact. Given that most research user-centred methodologies, although straying from the user needs, are in the end actually focused on the final design product, a different approach to the problem had to be found by the working group: to have the user’s input as a significant and central part of the project. Within the project, a new methodology - the User Centered Layered Methodology (UCLM), was designed, implemented and tested.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/14464
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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